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Card wrestlers open with win over Tech

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The season started off on the right foot for the Cardinals wrestling team on Tuesday with a 39-25 dual match victory against St. Cloud Tech.


Trent Piepenburg, Blake Olhausen and Justin Cumberbatch all won by forfeit in a strategy that head coach Tom Ellison said was designed to avoid the Cardinals’ better wrestlers.

But the Cardinals were able to pick up wins by Dustin Neu, Jacob Schiltgen and Shawn Nelson and counter the strategy.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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